Bolton Food & Drink Festival kicks off festival festivities this Saturday with the launch of ‘Kids with Hattitude’ hat making competition

Children and families are invited along to Bolton Food and Drink Festival’s launch event this Saturday (1 July) in venues across Bolton Town centre and to find out about the launch of an Alice in Wonderland inspired hat making competition.

The competition which launches in the run up to the festival, and is aptly named ‘kids with hattitude’, invites children to get creative and produce the wackiest and most topsy-turvy hat imaginable.

Bolton Food & Drink Festival, which is now in its twelfth year, takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend (August 25-28) and is organised by Bolton council in association with Aldi.

The competition’s Mad Hatter’s Tea Party theme ties in with the exciting family activities at this year’s festival where, each day, children can take a trip to Wonderland and join Alice at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.

The competition will be judged by celebrity chef John Whaites, who is famous for winning the third series of British Bake off and now graces the TV screens as a television presenter on ITV.

Those interested in entering the competition are invited along to Bolton Food and Drink Festival’s launch event this Saturday 1 July to find out more about the competition and to talk to the team behind it. Drop in to the festival information point on Deansgate (between M&S and Waterstones) between 11am and 3pm for a chat.

Schools across Bolton have also been invited to take part in the competition and prizes will be given to the winning schools across the region. Mums and dads are also encouraged to get crafty to be in with a chance of winning a family season ticket to Bolton Wanderers Football Club.

All entries will be posted to the Bolton Food and Drink Festival Facebook page where everyone can admire the crazy creations.

A council spokesperson said: “Our launch event taking place this Saturday will give everyone a sneak peak of what is to come later in August at the main event, so you really shouldn’t miss out.

“This year at the festival there is a special focus on getting kids involved and creating and so we are eager to get our ‘Kids with Hattiude’ competition off the ground. We cannot wait to see the weird and wacky creations – mums and dads are more than welcome to get their creative juices flowing and lend a helping hand too!”

All children entering the competition will also be invited to parade their hats at Bolton Food and Drink Festival August Bank Holiday weekend (25th-28th August).


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